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Asplenium nidus

Bird's nest fern

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  • Asplenium nidus | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Asplenium nidus | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Asplenium nidus | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Asplenium nidus | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Features

  • Height1m to 1.5m
  • Spread0.75m to 1m
  • Growth HabitLarge-leaved
  • Leaf ColourGlossy bright green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Asplenium nidus (Bird's nest fern). This species will produces glossy bright green fronds which will grow in a shuttlecock arrangement. The leaves are broad and lance-shaped.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Epiphytic or Fern

Origin

Tropical Asia

Interest and use

Shade, ornamental, container, foliage, indoors, greenhouse

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  • Asplenium nidus | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Asplenium nidus | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Asplenium nidus | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Asplenium nidus | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessTropical (min 17°C)
  • SoilHumus-rich
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are fully hardy to frost tender with a min of 5C. Most of the plants will prefer partial shade. You should grow them in any moist soil. You will need to remove fading fronds regularly.

Propagation

Propagation is by spores or bulbs, if produced late in the summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Scale insects, and browning of the fronds this is due to a dry atmosphere.

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